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HSE article for Disorders

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

There are three general categories of PTSD symptoms: re-experiencing, avoidance, and hyper-arousal.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Read about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that recurs on a seasonal basis. Find out about the symptoms, causes and treatments.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another.

  • Munchausen's syndrome

    Munchausen's syndrome is a psychological disorder where someone pretends to be ill or deliberately produces symptoms of illness in themselves.

  • Hoarding disorder

    A hoarding disorder is where a person gathers an excessive number of items and stores them.

  • Hypochondria - health anxiety

    Read about the signs of health anxiety and self-help tips that may help you

  • Panic disorder

    For someone with panic disorder, feelings of anxiety, stress and panic occur regularly and at any time. They often occur for no obvious reason.

  • Borderline personality disorder

    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a personality disorder. Its symptoms include inappropriate or extreme emotional reactions and impulsive behaviour.

  • Psychosis

    Read about psychosis, a mental health problem that causes people to perceive or interpret things differently from those around them.

  • Fabricated or induced illness

    Fabricated or induced illness (FII) is a rare form of child abuse. It occurs when a parent or carer, usually the child's biological mother, exaggerates or deliberately causes symptoms of illness in the child.

  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a severe long-term mental health condition. It causes a range of different psychological symptoms.

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.